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How Big Are IKEA Furniture Boxes: Most Common Sizes

Are you planning your next trip to IKEA? There is nothing worse than buying new furniture only to find out it doesn’t fit into your car. Luckily, this doesn’t have to happen ever again!

In this article, you will find out the sizes of boxes for different IKEA furniture as well as a tip on how can you check the box size from home. So, from now on, you will always know what to expect.


The size of IKEA furniture boxes is product-dependent. But IKEA limit most box sizes to allow for transporting in an average-sized car. There is no one most common size, but average sizes can be obtained for each furniture category. Moreover, exact box sizes for each product can be found on IKEA’s website.

How to Find IKEA Product Packaging Size

You can find the dimensions of each individual product by going onto IKEA’s website. Search for your item and click on the “Measurements” button located right under the “Product details.” Then scroll down and find the packaging dropdown.

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There you will find the number of packages the product comes as, and their exact size and weight as well.

Thanks to that, you will know whether the box will fit into your car or an uber.

If you are just curious about what is the box size of different types of IKEA furniture, look through the list that we have compiled for you.

Box Size for IKEA Gaming Furniture

Gaming desks and sets can come in up to 5 packages, but they most often come in just 2 or 3.

The most common width of these boxes is around 31″ to 33″. Their height typically extends from 1 ¼” up to 4 ¼”, but occasionally it can reach 9″. The length of these boxes ranges between 27 ¾” and 73 ¾”.

  • Average Width: 25 ¾”
  • Average Height: 4″
  • Average Length: 46 ¼”

Box Size for IKEA Sofas

Sleeper sofas, loveseats, and sectionals all come in various box sizes. If we don’t include the box for the sofa cover, then loveseats typically come in 1 box while larger sofas come in 3 or more.

However, the size of these boxes does not necessarily change with the size of the products. It depends more on the type and design of the sofas.

The width of these boxes can be anywhere from 20 ¾” to 40 ¾”. They can be from 7″ to 20 ¾” high and from 48 ½” to 82 ¾” long.

  • Average Width: 31 ½”
  • Average Height: 12 ¼”
  • Average Length: 67 ¾”

Boxes for sofa covers are typically 10″ to 15″ wide, from 1 ¾ ” to 4 ¼” high, and from 14 ½” to 22 ¼” long.

  • Average Width: 14″
  • Average Height: 3 ½”
  • Average Length: 19 ½”

Box Size for IKEA Armchairs

IKEA armchairs generally come in one or two packages.

If there is a second package, it is usually filled with chair cushions and covers. On average, the dimensions of such a box are 18 ¼” x 3 ½” x 22 ½” (WxHxL).

If the legs, armrests, and cushions are packaged individually, you may receive more boxes.

As for the box for the armchair itself, its width ranges between 21 ¼” and 36 ¼”. The box’s height can be anywhere from 2 ¾” to as much as 26 ½”. The length of these boxes can reach up to 50″, but it starts at around 21 ¼”.

  • Average Width: 28″
  • Average Height:14″
  • Average Length: 33 ¼”

Box Size for IKEA Beds

Interestingly enough, there is not a significant difference between the size of boxes for different bed sizes.

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The difference is in the number of boxes. While twin-sized beds usually come in 1 to 3 boxes, king or queen beds require at least 3 or more packages. And if the bed has any storage units, it also needs more boxes.

The width of this box can range from 2 ½” to 33″. Its height is anywhere from 2″ to 8 ¼”. The length of the box can be only 26 ½”, or it can reach 83 ½”.

  • Average Width: 15 ¾”
  • Average Height: 3 ¼”
  • Average Length: 60 ¼”   

Box Size for IKEA Wardrobes/Armoires

I divided the wardrobes into multiple categories to give you more accurate information. First is the typical free-standing wardrobe with two doors. It’s tall but not wide. It usually comes in 2 or 3 boxes. Their sizes range from:

  • Width: from 2 ¼” to 24 ¾”
  • Height: from ¾” to 4″
  • Length: from 10 ½” to 82 ½”

The average sizes:

  • Average Width: 20 ¼”
  • Average Height: 2″
  • Average Length: 60″

If you are planning to get a larger wardrobe that is both tall and wide, you will usually receive from 2 to 4 boxes. Their dimensions range:

  • Width: from 19″ to 24 ¼”
  • Height: from 1 ½” to 5 ¼”
  • Length: from 47 ½” to 80 ¼”

Their average sizes:

  • Average Width: 22 ½”
  • Average Height: 2 ½”
  • Average Length: 72″

If you are getting a wardrobe from IKEAs PAX line, the box’s length could be up to 93″ long. You’ll also receive many smaller packages filled with the added shelves and drawers.

Box Size for IKEA Desks/Tables

While smaller tables can fit into one box, most IKEA desks and tables will come in two boxes.

These boxes are typically from 9 ½” to 34 ½” wide and from 1″ to 7 ¼” high. They can be as long as 89 ¼”, but their length range starts as low as 24 ¼”.

  • Average Width: 23 ¼”
  • Average Height: 3″
  • Average Length: 48 ¼”

Box Size for IKEA Chairs

IKEA chairs generally come packed in one box. Its width ranges from 17 ½” to 23 ¼”.

Depending on whether the chair’s seat and backrest are molded together, the height of the box will differ significantly.

If they are molded into one piece, the box’s height can be between 16.5 and 22.25. If they are two separate pieces, the height of the box is most commonly between 2 ½” and 5″, but it can get as high as 9″.

The length of the box can be anywhere from 19 ¼” up to 39″.

  • Average Width: 20″
  • Average Height: 10.25″
  • Average Length: 32″

Box Size for IKEA Media Furniture

If you are only buying a TV unit (TV stand), you should receive the item in 1 or 2 boxes. Their width should be between 14 ¼” and 22 ¾”. Their height will range from 2 ¼” to 5″. The length starts around 23 ½” and can get up to 77″.

  • Average Width: 17 ¾”
  • Average Height: 3″
  • Average Length: 56 ½”

Anyone shopping for a TV storage combination should make a space for 3 to 5 packages with a width of 9 ¾”  to 22″. Their height is between 2″ to 6 ¼”, and length ranges from 23 ½” to 80″.

  • Average Width: 15 ½”
  • Average Height: 3 ¾”
  • Average Length: 57 ¾”

Box Size for IKEA Shelving/Storage Units

When buying a shelving unit, the exact size of your box will vary depending on the type of storage unit. The most common width for these boxes is between 10″ and 16″. Their height ranges from 1 ¼” to 7 ½”.

While the box of a tall shelving unit can be as long as 80″, most should be between 30″ to 60″. Small units for the bathroom can even get as short as 14 ½”.

Most shelving units come in 1 or 2 boxes.

  • Average Width: 12″
  • Average Height: 4″
  • Average Length: 47 ¾”

Box Size for IKEA Dressers/Drawers

Drawer chests and dressers generally come in 2 or 3 packages.

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These boxes are commonly 18″ to 24 ¾” wide and 1 ½” to 5 ½” high. Their length can extend from 31 ¾” to 77 ¾”, but most often, it is between 30″ to 58″.

  • Average Width: 20″
  • Average Height: 3 ½”
  • Average Length: 43″

Smaller drawer units like the ones you would often use in your workspace or add to a table should be packaged in 1 box. The width of this box is usually anywhere from 14″ to 23 ½”. Its height ranges between 2 ¼” and 5 ½”. The box’s length extends from 22 ¾” to 48″.

  • Average Width: 19 ½”
  • Average Height: 4″
  • Average Length: 32 ½”  

Box Size for IKEA Storage Cabinets

Depending on its exact size and the number of shelves the cabinet has, the size of its box will differ. The width can vary from 14 ¼” to 32″. The height of the box ranges between 1 ½” and 7 ¼”. Its length starts around 30″ and can go up to 50 ¾”.

The cabinets are typically packaged in 2, occasionally 3, boxes.

  • Average Width: 20 ½”
  • Average Height: 4 ½”
  • Average Length: 41 ½”

Box Size for IKEA Patio/Bar/Café Furniture

Many outdoor benches, tables, and chairs come in just one box. It can be from 16 ¼” to 30″ wide, from 1 ¼” to 16 ¼” high, and from 22″ to 58 ¾” long.

  • Average Width: 24 ¼”
  • Average Height: 4″
  • Average Length: 38″

Box size for an outdoor chaise is approximately 24 ¾ ” x 3 ½ ” x 76 ¾ ” (WxHxL).

Bar furniture comes in 1 or 2 boxes. Their width ranges from 12″ to 34 ½”. They can be roughly from 1″ to 6″ high and from 20 ¾” to 57 ½” long.

  • Average Width: 24 ¾”
  • Average Height: 3″
  • Average Length: 43 ¾”

Box Size for IKEA Sideboards and Side Tables

Sideboards need 2 or 3 boxes to be packaged into. These boxes are typically between 16 ¼” and 25 ½” wide and can be from 2 ½” to 6 ¾” high. Their length starts around 29″ and goes up to 64 ¾”.

  • Average Width: 20″
  • Average Height: 3 ¼”
  • Average Length: 49 ½”

Side tables generally come in one box with its width anywhere from 16″ to 25 ¾”. The box can be between 1 ¾” and 7 ½” high and between 21 ¾” and 55 ¾” long.

  • Average Width: 19 ½”
  • Average Height: 4″
  • Average Length: 37 ¾”

Box Size for IKEA Room Dividers

If you are looking for a simple divider that does not provide any storage, you are looking at products that are packed in 1 or 2 boxes.

Their width ranges from 7″ to 31 ½”. Their height is between 1 ½” and 3 ¼”. And the boxes can be from 21 ¾” to 59″ long.

  • Average Width: 23 ¾”
  • Average Height: 2 ¼”
  • Average Length: 49″

Boxes for shelving unit room dividers are mostly 16″ wide, from 2 ¾” to 6″ high. A box for the smaller units is around 59 ¾” long, while a box for the bigger ones is around 73 ¼” long.

You can expect 2 or 4 boxes depending on the size of the unit.

Add another 2 boxes for any shelve inserts you decide to purchase with it.

  • Average Width: 16″
  • Average Height: 3 ¾”
  • Average Length: 67 ¼

Boxes for the shelve inserts, such as drawers or small boxes, are 13 ½” wide, from 1″ to 1 ½” high, and from 18″ to 28 ½” long.

Box Size for IKEA Kids/Nursery Furniture

Kids’ and nursery furniture is smaller, so it usually fits into one or two boxes.

The dimensions vary, with the box’s width starting around 16 ¼” and reaching 31″.

Its height can be anywhere from 1 ¾” to 6″. And the length ranges between 26 ¾” and 53 ¾”.

  • Average Width: 22 ¾”
  • Average Height: 4″
  • Average Length: 40 ¾”

If your purchased furniture will fit into your car but it’s a bit to heavy to load up yourself, then rest assured that you will not be left grunting and pulling muscles in the parking lot. IKEA have a policy that says that they are happy to help you load your car.

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